How Star Trek Uniforms Became Iconic

Bright reds, blues and golds. This is how the saga defines the uniforms of the Starfleet crew in the “Star Trek” series in 1966. We owe them to costume designer William Ware Theiss, responsible for interpreting the vision of the United Federation of Planets by Gene Roddenberry , the creator of the series. “Roddenberry wanted the clothes to be simple, with no pockets,” explain Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, authors of “Star Trek Costumes: Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier” (Insight Editions).

“Roddenberry wanted to limit parallels with the military, since the operation of the ship in the series was only partially military”

“As a result, Theiss designed Starfleet uniforms as non-military looking garments, consisting of a simple tunic, a pair of boots and tight black trousers. A small gold stripe on the sleeves denotes the rank and color of the uniform indicates the service assigned to each member of the crew.”

“The colors for these uniforms were chosen for purely technical reasons. Theiss and the producers wanted to find three colors that would be different enough from each other to be distinguished on black-and-white screens (which were still used in many homes ), but also colors bright enough for newer color TVs.”

“Theiss chooses blue (for science personnel), red (engineering and general services) and green (command). Lime, to be exact – not gold, as many people think, adds Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. The command color appeared golden due to the lighting chosen during filming and the type of film stock used.” Note that wearing a red sweater does not bode well. The redshirts become an archetype, that of the character parachuted into a series and who dies quickly.

The women have a uniform that differs, as the two experts point out: “Initially, they also wore pants, but after the two pilots of the series, they were imposed mini-skirts, which becomes the signature of Lieutenant Uhura .”

In the background on the left, Nichelle Nichols in the role of Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek” (REX FEATURES/SIPA).

1970s sinking

When “Star Trek” arrived in theaters in 1979, the costumes imagined a decade earlier did not follow. As Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann explain, “The film’s producers wanted the new uniforms to appear ‘logical’ to viewers, to be clothes people could live and work in effectively. According to them, the new ‘Star Trek’ had to sound more ‘scientific’ than ‘science fiction'”.

Robert Wise, the director, also has his say:

“He found the old colors to be garish and disturbing. Wise wanted the audience to focus on the characters’ faces and their emotions rather than their outfits.”
LThe team of “Star Trek, the film”, in 1979

Costume designer Robert Fletcher therefore reviewed the entire range of costumes, with a palette of popular colors at the time: light gray, pale blue, beige and brown. “The only detail that reveals a crew member’s service is the background color of the patch with the insignia. The patches are round, with the famous arrow symbol superimposed. The color of the circle represents each member’s service crew: white for command, red for engineering, green for medical, orange for science, gray for security and pale gold for operations”, specify the two authors.

Leonard Nimoy and his famous orange patch in “Star Trek, the movie” (REX FEATURES / SIPA).

Everyone on the “Enterprise” is forced to wear unflattering tight-fitting jumpsuits, with, moreover, pants that integrate the shoes in one piece.

“Fletcher will quickly realize that these costumes are both difficult to make and to make the actors wear, explain Block and Erdmann. In addition, the public makes fun of them, comparing them to onesies for children.”

1980, repentance

Robert Fletcher, who has not said his last word, will therefore review his copy for the following three films (“Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan”, 1982, “Star Trek 3: In Search of Spock”, 1984 , and “Star Trek 4: Return to Earth”, 1986).

“The burgundy uniforms he designed for ‘Wrath of Khan’ suggest an influence from Hollywood’s Golden Age marine-themed films, such as ‘Prisoner of Zenda’ or ‘Captain Fearless’ – which were among Gene Roddenberry’s favorite movies, decipher Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. The burgundy uniforms were a hit. Everyone – producers, actors and fans – loved them and still love them.”

“Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (RONALD GRANT/MARY EVANS/SIPA).

Back to basics

“For ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ (1987-1994), William Ware Theiss returns as costume designer and takes up his idea of having the upper part of the uniform reflect the service of each crew member, continue Block and Erdmann. The lower part and the sides are black – which makes the uniforms elegant, with the added benefit of making the actors appear slim. Theiss chooses original shades of colors that he finds flattering: wine red , duck blue and, for contrast, mustard yellow.”

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” (CBS Paramount International).

Small inconvenience all the same: as the costume designer Robert Blackman tells it, when he arrives at the third season, he finds costumes… which stink. In question, the elastane, so eighties, that Roddenberry had decreed “material of the future”. Very uncomfortable, it underlines all the faults and creases, which will give rise to a tic well known to fans: the “Picard Maneuver”, where we see Patrick Stewart, who plays captain Jean-Luc Picard, continually shoot at his pullover. Blackman therefore replaces elastane with wool gabardine and adds a mandarin collar.

“When Robert Blackman designs new costumes for ‘Deep Space Nine’ and ‘Voyager’, he retains Theiss’ color scheme, although his uniforms are less form-fitting, making them more functional and more comfortable for the actors,” trace Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.

As for the navy blue suits used in “Enterprise”, which takes place in an era before the other series, they “had to give the impression that they had evolved directly from the suits dedicated to the space missions of NASA personnel”.
Star Trek : Enterprise

The return of the miniskirt

“For more recent films, starting with J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ in 2009, costume designer Michael Kaplan wanted to keep the uniforms in the tradition of the original 1966 series. But he also wanted to reinterpret them, make them more It kept the colors red, blue and gold. Then it incorporated small Starfleet insignia. The design is tiny, almost subliminal, so the public may not notice it.”

Star Trek (2009)

With J.J. Abrams, the mini-dress is back, a controversial subject if ever there was one. In the first series, Uhura wears a mini-skirt, unlike her male colleagues, which has been widely accused of sexism, even though the saga aims to be feminist and egalitarian. Fans then imagine a theory: all “Star Trek” uniforms are unisex! This is corroborated by scenes from “New Generation”, where men wear the mini-dress, or “skant” (skirt + pant). There are, of course, only extras who wear them, never a leading male character.

For “Star Trek: Without Limits” (released on August 17), Justin Lin recruits a new costume designer: Sanja Hays. “She chose to eliminate the arrow motif and used a heavier material for the uniforms, note Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. The women’s uniform, always a dress, has long sleeves with a band around the wrist to mark rank, which the old short-sleeved dress did not have.”

“Through all these changes, there is something intangible in these clothes that are unmistakably identified as Starfleet uniforms, conclude Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. Perhaps this familiarity comes from the fact that each costume designer has drawn on the work of his or her predecessor. The line of a hem may change, but it reflects the lines that came before it. They say that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This goes for the ‘Star Trek’ uniform.”

The proof, at the end of “Star Trek: No Limits” (warning spoilers), Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) is offered to join Starfleet. She has only one question: “Should I wear the uniform?”

Ex-Zodiac a Starfox in 60 fps!

As a child, I often watched my dad and my brother play old game consoles like the Super Nintendo and the Megadrive (Genesis) and among other things they played rail shooters like Starfox and Space Harrier. These are shooting games (shoot them up in back view) in a ship (or with a jetpack for Space Harrier) where although being on a rail you can move all over the screen to avoid shots and aim the enemies.

Later I played it for my own culture with the release of the Snes mini (for Starfox and on emulator on 3ds, later, for Space Harrier) and I admit I got hooked on this little spaceship pilot fox but the game had a flaw for me is that although being a technical feat at the time, the game must run at 20 fps and frankly I who am used to very fluid pc games, I had a lot of trouble staying on the game. Fortunately for me thanks to twitter, I came across a little game that will please all fans and anyone who would like to discover this kind of rail shooter.


From homage to plagiarism, there is only one step, which Ex-Zodiac crosses cheerfully and without complex. However, he does it with such panache that we will gladly forgive him for having so faithfully and scrupulously modeled his excellent models.

For an early access, the quality is surprising, whether it’s the classy realization, the balancing, the handling, or even the adjustment options which already offer the essentials… I take my hat off to this small studio of motivated fans who finally manages very well to reproduce the excellence of the feeling of legendary games of big firms.

The game currently offers 6 main Starfox-style levels, and each of these levels contains a hidden item allowing access to a Space Harrier-style secondary level, which gives a little replayability in addition to the scoring system.

Honestly, I only have minor trifles to complain about, and even as it is, Ex-Zodiac is very well worth its very affordable launch price of €8!

  • I have a joystick that I failed to configure on this game.
  • I would have liked difficulty choices

After all, the game is in early access so these may be things that will be added later.

I haven’t detected any problem serious enough to spoil the pleasure: for me, it’s a little favorite, and an extremely promising early game that is already worth looking into.
A surprisingly clean job that deserves to be rewarded and remunerated, especially given the rather low price demanded for this scoring-oriented rail shooter with excellent replayability potential.

What is like to be Deaf?

If you ask me what is like to be Deaf?
Imagine when the world is silent
All of sudden, your 5th sense notices the small details in the silent world
Being Deaf is full of silence.
No chirps. No waves crushing. No breeze blowing. No raindrops, No laughs, and sounds that make you vibrant.
We see birds chirping, blue waves crushing, leaves blown away from the trees, raindrops falling into the ground, laughing mouths, and all details.
Full of colorful in our eyes.
We are vibrating in our eyes.
That is what like to be Deaf.
We thrive in our silent world and yet beautiful.

The Scoobygang

For today I offer you a short presentation of my main characters.

Clair Beaumont

Claire is Danish and although she has been living in Canada for a while now she has kept a slight accent. She was adopted at the age of 9 but says very little about her life before. She always wears a ribbon or a necklace to hide a scar she has on her neck that she is ashamed of. Being rather discreet, some of her teachers suspect her of just doing enough to stay in the average of the class while thinking that she could do much better. Physically she likes her blue eyes but, if she doesn’t find herself naughty, she is very plain and lacks a lot of self-confidence.
She has trouble sleeping some nights because of bad dreams that torment her.

Her friendship with Caleb and Willa means a lot to her, it is both a strength and a weakness because she fears revealing her attraction and feelings for Willa.

Caleb Gutierez

Caleb’s mom suffered from drug addiction when she was pregnant which caused a heart defect in him. He is awaiting a transplant. That mom abandoned him after diving back when he was 5 years old.
Despite that, he is good at basketball and plays the drums wonderfully.
He is very attached to his half-sister even if they happen to bicker. He’s been secretly in love with Claire since she moved in across the street from them about 8 years ago.
He is very sensitive to the animal cause and does not eat meat.

Willa Gutierez

Willa is the result of a one-night stand between her dad and her mom while her dad was married to another woman. Sometimes she tells herself that if she hadn’t been born, her daddy would still be with his wife.
She knew her mother very little, she died in a car accident when Willa was 3 years old. This is surely a point that made her feel close to Claire when she learned that she had just been adopted when they met. Being of the same age, they quickly became very close to each other.
Willa is a very intuitive and intelligent person. She loves problems and puzzles to solve. If she ties her hair with the ribbon in her pocket, she will certainly find the solution.
Willa loves singing and dancing
She has been dating the captain of the basketball team for 2 years.


Tango is the most important member of the team he uh… no I’m kidding, he’s just a dog. It is the dog of Mr. Gutierez the father of Willa and Caleb, this one working a lot Caleb and Willa often have to go out for walks Tango in fact it is more Tango who walks them.
His greatest talents are sleeping, eating and urinating on the parking meters.

I hope so much you will like them!

Take care of yourself and your loved one and see you soon!

I’m embarking on a novel project.

It’s been a few weeks since I started writing a story that I planned to post to you this week but my brain is racing with ideas and my story is getting longer and longer. After reading my first drafts and now that I had become attached to the characters, Grandma pushed me to go deeper into them. My story is clearly not ready for today (I hope you will forgive me) and I think it will take me several months to finish it, especially since I want to make a novel of it rather just a little story. It will probably be too long for a blog post so either I will post it in episodic format or I will post a PDF version.


Without wanting to reveal too much, my heroine Måneskin is an orphan who is part of an old family that hides a secret. Narrowly surviving the attack that wiped out her family, she hides with a normal family calling herself Claire and uses her connection to the supernatural to quietly investigate strange affairs going on in her new town. city. Wouldn’t they have a link with her past?

This is the portrait of Måneskin, dressed in clothes that relate to his family of origin but shut up, you will know more about it by reading my story.

“Sorry vegans but the fur I wear is real, and it comes from three stoats that I had to hunt myself when I was 6 years old. Yes, I come from a rather special family.

I made the portrait by spending long hours on Midjourney, I would never have been able to make a painting of this quality.

I’m afraid that with the little free time I have at the moment that my posts will become a little rare, but I promise you that I won’t abandon you!
From time to time, I will post portraits of my characters, sketches of sets and as I always love food, I will post recipes inspired or not by my universe. In short, even if I post a little less often, I will remain present for you.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!

Min bedstemor er den bedste bedstemor!

Pasta risotto

Yes good Ok, this is not a diet recipe but I just wanted a comforting recipe!


  • 500g of shells, or other equal or smaller sized pasta
  • 150g of raclette cheese
  • 150g of conté
  • 4 slices of white ham (or any other ham)
  • 1 onion
  • 750 ml of broth (I used chicken broth).


  1. Cut the cheese into cubes of the same size and slice the onion.
  2. Heat a mixture of butter and oil then add the pasta and onion.
  3. When the pasta has become translucent, add a ladle of broth and stir the pasta in a figure eight.
  4. When the broth is finished being absorbed add another ladle until all of this one.
  5. Add the cheese and ham.
  6. Once the cheese has melted, the “pastotto” is finished!

Take care of yourself and your loved one and see you soon!


Tonight I, like many women, was again bothered by heavy flirting morons on my way home from work. It was late, no space downstairs so I had to park a bit far. A group of guys cut me off and started blocking me by surrounding me. I got away with it thanks to a passerby who took a can of deodorant out of her bag and made them think it was pepper spray. Thanks to her. Annoyed I wrote these few lines.
It’s not very good but since they exist, post them somewhere.

I wrote this out of emotion. I consider myself a feminist because I want men and women to be equal. In this text, I obviously only talk about toxic men with problematic behaviors.


To people with wombs and those who identify as our sisters, this already hostile world unveils a new darkness.
But with all my heart, I assure you that you are not alone, even if you feel isolated, I assure you that you are not weak, even if you feel discouraged.
If there’s one thing the past few months have taught me, it’s the incredible power of sorority.
We are one and we can overcome anything.

The following is for you. You who behind his screen thinks that I serve the cause by gesticulating. You who play the poor misunderstood artist to camouflage your double lives. You who are offended that a stranger does not consider your whistling as a fucking compliment, or you who believe that your little opinion interests people who have decided to terminate their pregnancy.
From the poor guy terrified of going bald, chasing his victims on Instagram, to the minister who abuses his authority to harass and rape women.
Manipulator, liar, stalker, rapist, predators, you who vampirize our minds and play with our lives, our bodies and our hearts. You push us to our last limits and when our uprising finally comes, you will want your precious hair to line the ground spontaneously.
You will spontaneously wish that your teeth would choke you in your sleep by taking off your shoes.
You will spontaneously wish that your flesh rots relentlessly to the bone and that your flaccid limbs that you venerate so much fall of their own accord.
It’s nothing compared to what we have in store for you. By dint of dispossessing us, we have nothing more to lose.
We are one and we can overcome anything, we are one and you will regret it.

I was really very scared, my knees are still shaking. I’m going to leave you here and I’m going to run myself a nice hot bath.

Take care of yourself and your loved one. See you soon!

Jenna’s Gozinaki recipe

Saturday Theo was at the barracks and I knew that Jenna was all alone, her husband being at work, so I invited him to have a bite to eat on the port. We discussed a bit of everything and nothing and then she confided in me a bit. Jenna had health problems a few years ago which mean that even if today she is well, she is now having difficulty finding work. Her husband makes a good enough living for both of them, but she is embarrassed to feel cared for and she misses spending her days alone when he works.

For the financial contribution I could not promise anything but for the occupation, I had an idea. I asked him to come with me to the Deaf Club around 4 p.m. I had explained to him that there were families and children and that we would organize a tea party there.

At 3:30 p.m. I see her walk through the door with two huge bags filled with nuts and honey.
Steven, one of my colleagues, was in a hurry to get rid of it for fear of seeing one of the bags tear.

I introduced him to the president of the club and to everyone present. Including Grandma who was there too.
Everyone was intrigued by Jenna, but even though she doesn’t speak sign language, she fit in very well with our group.
She had already taken the initiative to equip herself with a slate and chalk to be able to communicate with the children, but grand ma is in charge of playing the interpreters.

In fact everyone came to participate in our little cooking activity, even Gemma our secretary and receptionist left her switchboard to join us.

Jenna offered us to make Gozinaki, Georgian nougats made from, you guessed it, honey and nuts. They are mainly served during holidays such as Christmas or New Year.

Ingredients (for 20 pieces):

  • 300g of honey
  • 500g walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar


  1. Roast the nuts and cut them into small pieces with a knife.
  2. Pour honey into a non-stick saucepan, put on low heat and bring to a boil.
  3. When the honey begins to foam, remove it from the heat, let cool.
  4. Put it back on the heat and repeat this procedure twice to allow the honey to thicken.
  5. Add the sugar and stir until boiling resumes.
  6. Pour in the nuts and mix well.
  7. When the nuts begin to change color (about 3 minutes), remove the pan from the heat.
  8. Immediately pour the unit onto a damp, oiled wooden board.
  9. Spread evenly on the plank with a damp hand or the back of an oiled metal spoon.
  10. Even out using an oiled rolling pin.
  11. Trim the edges by hand or with a knife until you get a square or round about 1 cm thick.
  12. Using a heated and oiled knife blade, cut equal pieces into a triangle or diamond shape.

Everyone loved the animation and Jenna, well how could we not love this woman!

I offered her to become a volunteer for our association as a facilitator, whether with children or adults, depending on the days or times she would be present, which would allow her to build up the professional experience she lacks following- to his long pose of professional activities. And even if that doesn’t help her find a job, at least it would give her something to do when she feels alone. Everyone loved the idea.

I’m so happy for her that it went so well.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!

AI portrait with Astria

Today I played with AI. It is called Astria and it allows from a series of photos to create portraits inspired by artists or various graphic universes.

For 5 US dollars, I was able to make about 40 series of portraits. In the heap there are interesting things and others, let’s face it completely missed but sometimes we get some nuggets.

If you try, I suggest you don’t use photos where you smile, AIs currently have a lot of trouble with the representation of teeth and hands.

I will post you some series that I was able to obtain with the successes and the failures. On many I have a distorted face but maybe I didn’t provide enough photos for the AI to work. (I provided 20 where the AI asks for between 4 and 40)
Finally I removed the too daring images. For some reason that I don’t know on certain series I have been represented super sexualized and several times topless…

Here are pre-recorded series that the AI produces automatically without being asked anything:

80’s Portrait:


Woman Fashion Portrait:

The results are pretty good, even very good, but I guess the developers had to work on its terms for a long time and if they offer them as a base, it’s probably because it’s advantageous for the AI, let’s see what that is. gives on personalized topics.

Personalized topics:

Demon Hunter:

As a Diablo fan who can’t wait for Diablo 4, I wanted to try it and here it is, the images are nice but I don’t recognize myself.

Elf Woman:

I wanted to see myself as an elf. When I was talking about hypersexualization rather why am I in my underwear on last one!!!

There is some nice stuffs ans some are really random I think.

Police officer:

Wanna see me as a police woman cause I’ve played a lot to Counter Strike with friends.

I kinda like it.

I think I have been a little too generic in my requests so far so I wonder how the AI would do if I offered it more marked universes by asking it to represent me in universes of films or tv shows.

Nilsa as an actress of cinema?

Blade Runner:

What else than one of my best movie of all time?

I’m a little disappointed with this series. It is a bit random or I dont reconnize myself.

The lord of the rings:

I’ve tried with Game of thrones but the AI juste faceswap me with Emilia Clark so I’ve prefer to post this ones.

Space marines in Alien movie:

I love Alien’s univers in Alien 2 and in Aliens vs Predators video game series so I’ve test it.

There is some default but I found me so badass on those! I love it!

Something that doesn’t work:

I wanted to see if the AI was able to “imagine” me as something other than human, but for the moment it can’t. When I wanted to become a demon he just undressed me. (I don’t know what to think of the fact that to demonize a girl this one undresses her ^^) (there was nude pic on other try so I’ll didn’t post it. ^^’)

Then I wanted to see myself as an angel but I did not have a better result. I tried to stick wings on my back but I’m still looking for them

In the end, this AI is interesting for making avatars for our social networks, but I don’t really see what else it could be used for now.

  • I find that at the time of 4k and soon 8k the images are of very low resolution.
  • The framing is sometimes really rotten. I only provided portraits and I end up with images without my head!
  • I think that for an optimal experience I should have provided as many photos as possible with as many different angles of view as possible, which would have minimized errors, however I don’t know what happened to the images we provided.

If you wanna try it, there is the link:

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Sunday I have a family meal. We meet because my sister who lives all year abroad comes to visit us (I can’t wait). For this occasion I decided to cook French. I know that French cuisine has an image of refined and sometimes complicated cuisine, but I intend to counter this preconceived idea with this recipe.

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic:

Ingredients :

  • A 1.5kg chicken bridle, gutted and of course plucked
  • 40 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cider
  • 1 cup white wine (250ml)

Preparation :

  1. Place the grill at the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Place the chicken in a large casserole. Rub the chicken with the vinegar. Salt and pepper the inside and outside of the chicken. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Place the garlic cloves around the chicken and add the wine. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Remove the lid. Baste the chicken with the cooking juices. Continue cooking uncovered for 45 minutes or until the chair easily detaches from the bone and the chicken is golden brown. (If you don’t have much time, you can oil and butter a pressure cooker and cook your chicken in it for 15 minutes and it’s ready.)

Accompaniment :

Personally, I will serve my dish with slices of toasted country bread to spread on the cooked garlic, a green salad and mashed potatoes

I hope you enjoy this little recipe as much as we do! Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!